New IT Sligo science building honours Irish scientist MacMunn

2 Sep 2014

The new the MacMunn Building at IT Sligo

IT Sligo’s new €17m science building named after an Irish scientist who conducted research in a hayloft over his stables is to be officially opened by Taoiseach Enda Kenny today.

The new building, named the MacMunn Building after Irish scientist Charles Alexander MacMunn, features an 80-station foundation laboratory, seven teaching laboratories, and four research labs, The Irish Times reported.

MacMunn was born in Easky, Co Sligo, in 1852. His discovery of respiratory pigments throughout plant and animal tissues (The Cytochrome System) remains a cornerstone of medical science today, IT Sligo said.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic